Title: Seryna Warren
Class 12 months: 2022
Intern Title: Human Assets Mission Supervisor
Group: Seaside Sustainability
1. Inform us about the place you interned over the summer season and the form of work you’re doing.
Over the summer season, I remotely interned at a company known as Seaside Sustainability based mostly in Gloucester, MA. At Seaside, I used to be a Human Assets Mission Supervisor, the place I dealt with inside communications between employees, and labored to prioritize the psychological well-being of the workers. On this place, I managed tasks pertaining to psychological well being and neighborhood well-being, similar to workshops and e-newsletter applications. At Seaside, I additionally labored as a Inexperienced Consulting intern, the place I collaborated with a staff on the event of a sustainability consulting program and contract to make use of in collaboration with colleges to assist them work in the direction of extra sustainable campuses. At this internship, I additionally acquired the President’s Volunteer Service Award, an award given to interns who full a certain quantity of volunteer hours.
2. Give us an instance of how you have got utilized your educational learnings to your internship?
I used to be in a position to apply a lot of my educational studying to my internship. As an Environmental Research main, I’m able to go into depth in a plethora of various disciplines throughout the educational yr, from the humanities to the exhausting sciences. Through the summer season, I used to be in a position to carry over all I had realized whereas concerned within the ENVS program to my internship. I used to be in a position to apply my data of the exhausting sciences, similar to biology and chemistry, to the brainstorming and growing of consulting areas. I additionally was in a position to make the most of my data from my course on environmental views to prioritize ethics within the consulting program as effectively.
3. What has shocked you about being an intern?
What had shocked me about being an intern was how a lot I used to be truly in a position to contribute to the group. Upon beginning the internship, I had the misperception that I’d solely be capable of contribute a lot, as somebody with minimal expertise. I completely was. mistaken. Throughout my internship, I felt as if my concepts and ideas have been effectively heard and included within the work that was happening, leaving me with the sensation that I had made such a powerful contribution to the groups that I used to be on.
4. How did this expertise affect or connect with your future profession plans / objectives?
This expertise helped me to ascertain a number of concepts that I’ve for my future. To look extra positively, as a Inexperienced Consulting Intern, I used to be in a position to set up a curiosity about sustainability consulting that I continued at this time with my participation within the Pothos Mission right here at HC. I additionally realized by this internship that I hope to have a extra energetic place in a profession. All of my internship was completed behind a pc display, which was nice as I used to be in a position to work with individuals everywhere in the world, however I additionally discovered that it was not the kind of work setting I hope to have in my future profession. I additionally really feel as if my internship confirmed me the alternatives to work in nonprofit organizations, which is one other profession path I hope to look extra into.
5. Any internship recommendation to cross on to different Holy Cross college students?
My finest recommendation when searching for / doing an internship is to make significant connections by networking. Over the course of my internship, I used to be in a position to meet and community with some superb people. This talent of networking continues to assist me at this time with my present internship (completely different from my summer season internship), in addition to inside my profession search.